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A council seat shall become vacant whenever any councilmember is recalled, dies, becomes incapacitated, resigns, attains another elective office, is involuntarily removed from office, or becomes a nonresident of the city or ward from which elected. In case of a vacancy, the remaining councilmembers shall appoint by majority vote, no later than forty-five (45) days after such vacancy occurs, a duly qualified person to fill such vacancy. An appointment which occurs ninety (90) days or more before a regular election shall be in effect only until the date of the upcoming regular election. An appointment which occurs less than ninety (90) days before the upcoming regular election shall be in effect until the subsequent regular election unless the term expires at the upcoming election. If there are no candidates on the ballot to fill a vacancy, city council may appoint a duly qualified person for two (2) years. If more than five (5) vacancies occur simultaneously, the remaining councilmembers shall call for a special election to fill such vacancies provided there will not be a regular municipal election within ninety (90) days. (Ord. No. 87-202, § 12, 11-3-1987; Ord. No. 2013-25, § 1, 8-12-2013)

Editor's note: Former § 3-6 was renumbered and amended to read as set out in § 3-7 by § 12 of Ord. No. 87-202, approved at a city election held Nov. 3, 1987.